Dark Horse Previews for August 22nd, 2012
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE #1
Having fought to regain his soul after falling in love with the Slayer Buffy, the once-terrifying vampire villain Spike has been a bit less fearsome (to humans, at least). On his own adventure, Spike is forced to examine the man he once was, the man he is now, and the man he still hopes to become.
As master of a steampunk ship filled with loyal, oversized alien cockroaches, Spike embarks on a journey to the dark side of the moon, setting into motion an adventure filled with demons, witches, and others who brew new evil in the world without magic!
* Spike visits the dark side!
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #15
Arvid Nelson's critically acclaimed Rex Mundi returns with artist Juan Ferreyra, and Neal Adams kicks off a new chapter ofBlood in another jam-packed issue of DHP!
Plus, Mike Baron and Steve Rude continue delivering newNexus material!
* A creator-owned comics celebration with Bo Hampton'sRiven, Cosby and Shaner's Buddy Cops, Oeming's The Wild Rover, McNeil's Finder, and Tony Puryear's Concrete Park!
* New installments of Layman's Aliens and DeConnick's Ghostreboot!
DRAGON AGE: THOSE WHO SPEAK #1
In this essential story from the lead writer of BioWare's Dragon Age games, a king travels to an empire of evil mages to uncover the fate of his lost father! Accompanied by the pirate captain Isabela and the underworld merchant Varric, King Alistair will stop at nothing to learn the truth—even if it means battling an army of cultists single-handed!
* Story by David Gaider, lead writer of Dragon Age: Origins andDragon Age II!
* An essential addition to the Dragon Age canon!
THE NEXT HIT COMIC FROM BIOWARE!
FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS #3
Love and Rockets' Gilbert Hernandez raises the stakes and the craziness as Fatima's war against drug-created zombies seems lost! When Fatima's superiors come up with a last-ditch solution—to put she and the few other surviving agents into suspended animation, to awaken once the flesh-eaters have starved to death—are they saving the planet or condemning Fatima to a world completely overtaken by the undead?
"Anything from any or all of the Hernandez Brothers is cause for celebration." —Mike Allred, creator of Madman
LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE PRAYER OF NEFERU (One-Shot)
The Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra hold a Victorian themed party complete with the unrolling of a mummy, with decidedly unexpected results, including a gun-blazing vigilante promising justice!
* From the pages of Hellboy!
Pulp adventure at it's finest!
MIND MGMT #4
After following his trail around the world, Meru has finally found the missing passenger from the Amnesia Flight, but as he tells his story, she learns the mystery goes much deeper. In the first of two parts, witness the history of the secret MIND MGMT agency, revealed by the psychic spy who nearly destroyed it from within. And as Meru listens, the Immortals are only a few steps behind!
* From the creator of 3 Story and Super Spy!
* Each issue features bonus stories that won't be in the collections!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #4
It's Vader versus the most dangerous inmates the Ghost Prison has to offer, and Cadet Tohm witnesses the Dark Lord at his fiercest—and most merciless.
The lesson is not lost on the young man, and Tohm follows Vader's lead, finding strength—and darkness—he never knew he possessed. He is well on his way to becoming the kind of officer for which the Empire will become known. But the biggest test still lies ahead—retaking the Imperial Palace from the insurgents. Today a fight . . . tomorrow a war!
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